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Date:	Fri, 4 Jul 2008 04:31:36 +0200
From:	Mikael Pettersson <mikpe@...uu.se>
To:	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>,
	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>, Hugh Dickins <hugh@...itas.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@...fujitsu.com>,
	mchan@...adcom.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@...ck.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

Alan Cox writes:
 > > The only valid assumption here is to assume that the user is /unaware/ 
 > > of these new steps they must take in order to continue to have a working 
 > > system.
 > 
 > To a large extent not the user but their distro - consider "make install"
 > --

Last time I checked only x86 had 'make install'. I regularly build
natively on ppc(32|64) and sparc64, and none of them implement
'make install' AFAIK. And on ARM I move the kernels over to a tftp
server for network boots, again w/o 'make install'.

Not that 'make install' is difficult. All it does it hand over to
/sbin/installkernel or something like that.

In the context of .config changes, 'make oldconfig' with 'select the
default' must IMO result in a working kernel similar to the previous
one. Anything else is madness or arrogance.
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